Any angler can have a good year, but the best anglers are the ones that are consistently great over time. Hence why Bass Rankings’ Major, Minor and Women rankings all use a two-year criteria. Now, the Regional Ranking does, too.
When a user scrolls over the Regional button on BassRankings.com, he or she can still click any number of ranking options, including the “All Regional Boaters” button, which is the main ranking for Regional anglers. Yet, once the rankings come up the user will now notice both a one-year and a two-year tab.
“We’re excited to launch the two-year Regional Ranking,” Bass Rankings Editor Sean Ostruszka said. “Regional anglers are some of the most avid tournament anglers, and they’ve been asking for a two-year ranking since we launched the Regional Ranking in December, 2012.
“With so many Regional anglers, there was a lot of data to organize, which is why we launched with the one-year ranking originally. However, after an impressive undertaking by our staff, we now have a two-year ranking for Regional anglers that showcases the consistent talent needed to be one of the top Regional anglers.”
Anglers who will be ranked in the two-year Regional Ranking have fished a minimum of eight tournaments in a two-year span on the following tours/events: ABA Bassmaster Weekend Series Qualifiers, Regionals, and Championships, and FLW Bass Fishing League Qualifiers, Regionals, and All-Americans.
Currently, the No. 1 Regional angler in the two-year ranking is Jamie Hartman of Newport, N.Y., with a score of 927.385.
BassRankings.com is a site devoted to keeping statistics and ranking tournament bass anglers. The site provides a ranking for tournament bass anglers of various levels, while also allowing users to create their own custom rankings. Bass Rankings currently ranks more than 40,000 anglers across five levels of competition. Effectively, it ranks every competitive bass fisherman in the United States, allowing anglers of all levels to be able to compare themselves against other anglers.